Filed under: Jackson Heights, Jackson Heights Queens, Queens, Woodside, Woodside Queens
(For the Love of Big Brother)
As captured today on 70th Place during a sojourn from Woodside to Queens. As far as surveillance signs go— and I have been paying special attention to them of late— I give this one (on the basis of cheer alone) an enthusiastic thumbs up!
better more, it makes for a nice opportunity for self-promotion. I would like to share the status of my surveillance series of snow globes as there have been some interesting developments! To recap, follows are the first two (which I posted June 20th):
My buddy over at Flatbush Gardener posed a provocative question. It went (more or less) as follows:
So what are the people on the other (viewing) side of the camera doing?
I have wondered about this myself. So I decided to take a glass-boat boat tour through the labyrinth of my imagination. I determined three two sided globes were in order:
- One wherein unsavory activity was coming to pass under surveillance and the “eyes behind the camera” do not notice.
- One wherein unsavory activity was coming to pass under surveillance and the “eyes behind the camera” do notice.
- One wherein no unsavory activity was coming to pass under surveillance and the “eyes behind the camera”— well, you’ll see soon enough.
I have embarked upon #1 and #3. (Still waiting for parts for #2.) Without further ado, here they are!
See No Evil, side 1
See No Evil, side 2
And the last part of the trilogy. Just like George Lucas, I have yet to nail down a name for it…
All is well in Closed Circuit Cameraland… or is it?
It is rare that I solicit the Mister’s input— much less presence— in my play space. But in this case I did. I told him it was too bad it was so tiny as I would have liked to have put a red ball gag in the dude’s mouth— but then noted I could paint a mask on him. The Mister said to leave it as is because (and I quote):
Less is more.
So there you go.
Taken by Chris Arnade.
Taken September 22, 2013.
Taken June 16, 2013.
Filed under: 11372, 11373, Elmhurst, Elmhurst Queens, Jackson Heights, Jackson Heights Queens, The Natives Are Getting Restless, The Word On The Street
Taken June 13, 2013.
Filed under: Jackson Heights, Jackson Heights Queens, New York City, Queens, Stuff That Makes Miss Heather Happy
Taken by ravikjolly.
Taken by greenelent.
Taken December 28, 2012.
Filed under: 11101, 11231, Carroll Gardens, Carroll Gardens Brooklyn, Cobble Hill, Cobble Hill Brooklyn, Jackson Heights, Jackson Heights Queens, Long Island City, Long Island City Queens, Queens, Sunnyside, Sunnyside Queens, Woodside, Woodside Queens
Gee, where the hell is it?
The above-depicted is a map the MTA has issued apprising its patrons of subway service slated to be restored tomorrow, November 1st, 2012. As you can see our beloved Crosstown Local is, um, MIA. Or would that be MII (Missing In Inaction)? In any case, those of you who have been enjoying a furlough from your daily commute (and want to forward it to your supervisors) can grab the link for this map by clicking here.*
UPDATE, 7:25 p.m.: Here’s a Service Alert from the ever awesome Chair of Community Board 1′s Transportation Committee.
*Props go out to the incomparable Bitchcakes for bringing this to my attention. Thanks!
Chris Arnade (who took the above portrait) writes:
The transsexual sex workers of Jackson Heights cluster around an all-night bakery, sipping coffee, tea, looking for Johns, and dodging the very drunk men. Almost all are Latin or Black. Little English is spoken.
In Hunts Point the sex workers are driven by addiction, by the need to get the daily fix. In Jackson Heights that is not the case. As Marina said to me, “The women, they are all vain. They want the latest boob job, the latest Hermes bag, the latest butt injection, and the latest makeup. They want cash honey. Cash. Kajing! You know what I am talking about? “
In contrast to Hunts Point, there is a sense of contentment and few apologies. “This is me. Take it or leave it.”
She herself is from Honduras. Her story is very common. She knew she wanted to be girl when she was child, and fled to New York City, For the last few years she has been working the streets. Her family mostly knows what she does and is supportive.
The police are also much more respectful than in Hunts Point, focusing on keeping the overall area safe. “The men get rowdy, get drunk, and behave awfully. I don’t care if these women are men, nobody has a right to treat them like garbage.”